In Memoriam

In Memoriam …

Phyllis J. “Jean” Dilworth, Tucson, Arizona, passed away on July 25, 2014 surrounded by her loved ones. Jean was a long-time member of the Tucson Cowbelles. She is survived by her three daughters, Judy, Dorinda and Rina; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Her Life will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., at River Basin Ranch, Benson, Arizona.

Max W. “ Billy” Kiehne, 88, Silver City, passed away on July 19, 2014. Billy was born September 16, 1925 in Reserve to Max Chavez Kiehne and Teresita Lopez Kiehne on the Five Bar Ranch. He was the youngest of three brothers. Billy was raised on and later owned and operated the Five Bar Ranch, located in the mountains southeast of Reserve, New Mexico. He was a mountain cowboy and a good horseman.  Billy hunted a lot of lion and bear in New Mexico and Arizona and jaguar in Mexico. He served in the Navy during World War II, enlisting when 17 years old, and later served on the Draft Board. He was a Catron County Commissioner, Reserve School Board member, Soil Conservation Service Board member, and was an Advisory Board Member to the US Forest Service for Grazing Permittees. In 2004 Billy wrote the book, Hunters, Hounds and Horsemen.  After retiring from ranching, Billy purchased and operated the Road Runner Mobile Home Park in Silver City until his death. Billy is survived by his bride of 60 years Anne; children Zeno Kiehne, Reserve; Zane Kiehne (wife, Tanya), Pecos, Texas; Travis Kiehne (wife, Tammy), Magdalena; Clell Kiehne (Kathy Trujillo), Lemitar; and Tita Kiehne Heinen (husband, Bobby), Farmington; brother Emil Oliver Kiehne (wife Beverly), El Paso, Texas; 20 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces. Billy will be missed by many.

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